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Barbecued Wild Duck

Our three grown sons request finger-licking wild duck recipes each fall, especially this recipe. Basting with the homemade barbecue sauce keeps the poultry nice and moist. —Gloria Wedo, Slayton, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 wild ducks (1 pound each), split in half
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • Place ducks in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Baste ducks with sauce during the last 30 minutes of baking time.
Nutrition Facts
8 ounce-weight: 306 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 1148mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • cbenne12
    Oct 5, 2013

    This is amazing!! It is so easy to make. This was the first duck recipe I have tried and had a friend over to test it out. We ate the whole thing!!!

  • KaylaG
    Nov 2, 2010

    I thought this sauce was amazing! I think next time instead of using the duck as whole, I would just cook the breast and smother it in the sauce. Very yummy!!